lumpy morning breakfast drinks and afternoon walks


I’m not sure exactly WHY but my energy is very low today.  I woke up and drank my new drink and took my anti-fungal pills, it’s a little lumpy you can see some of the flecks and lumps but then it almost feels more like a meal and I also put two tiny drops of stevia in it to make it a little sweet.  I had my two eggs, I snacked on almonds at work, I drank lots of water and when I got home for lunch I had three lettuce wraps with ground turkey from last night’s dinner, I made two dinners. Ground turkey with red beans and my canned tomatoes for who ever wanted it and the fish for whoever wanted it.  My dinner last night was fish and green salad.

 Dylan got birthday money from Aunt Jenn and Uncle Mark and he wanted me to take him to get a pull up bar.  So we did.  I teased him and asked if he was going to get all buff, his answer, “I’m going to get strong so I can beat up Austin”  Okay, then that was not the answer I was looking for but I get it.  Austin btw says, that will never happen.

Abbie had her smoothie, I took a taste and oh my word!  It was so good!  Just as soon as I can have those kinds of drinks I will be joining her.  I read through my Bible study and spent some time answering questions and got very sleepy for some reason.  I have to confess, I took a short nap this afternoon.

Me Abbie and Dylan wanted to go for a walk.  I call it a walk to the enchanted garden, it’s basically just the church at our street corner that has a tiny little spot in the far corner of their parking lot that has a little gravel path and some trees. We just call it this because it’s our secret we have been walking to this spot since Abbie was tiny and sometimes early in the morning before school starts.   We got some fresh air and saw some pretty things.  We plan on walking later tonight so we can see the Halloween lights.  Yep, around here people really go all out and actually put up lights. CRAZY but this time of year it makes evening walks good fun because we have lots to look at.

Things we saw on our walk


Hope you had a nice day.

Smoothies and Strange New Things

Rich and Abbie went and got that blender so we can start making smoothies for the kids after school.  My sister gave me the idea.  We were tying to come up with other non junky options for snack time.  Today we made a smoothie with strawberries, vanilla almond milk, ice and a little pineapple. We also tried almond butter on celery…only that wasn’t received as well.  Both Abbie and her buddy were not super fond of the almond butter and her friend even less fond of the celery!  But they ate what I made them to be polite.

Then there is me.  I’m on day 28 and yesterday my sister-n-law gave me some advice on things to buy for a cleanse and also to KILL the yeast maybe quicker than just eating right.  She suggested a good anti-fungal and for this I got Candex (with the advice from the gal at Sprouts) which was not cheap, like over 30 dollars! But Jenn reminded me, “it’s for your health” and health is important in the long run right?  Then we have the Psyllium which after I bought read and it’s basically like something to clean me out!  Key word, FIBER, so not exactly sure if I’m prepared for this and the Bentonite is a detox.  So I mix the bentonite and the psyllium with one cup of unsweetened almond milk this morning and took my first Candex which on the first day it’s recommend only one pill and it builds from there.  So far so good, no major bathroom trips but let’s be honest I don’t have trouble going to the bathroom anyway but this I know will be more of a clean out which sort of scares the heck out of me but I suppose it’s what I need to do.  She has lived this and done it and she knows what works.  She really wanted me to get the liquid form of an anti-fungal  but it wasn’t readily available and i didn’t want to order on line just yet.

Oh and his morning the scale read 168 and that’s going DOWN for me…so yeah, side benefit! I plan on making fish tonight with some mixed greens and spinach. Drinking lots of water as usual and plan to go for a walk with my girl today and this will be a nice time to talk and hang out.